Historical Sources and Pre-Historic Period

Historical Sources and Pre-Historic Period
Historical Sources and Pre-Historic Period
1. With reference to naming of India,
‘Bharatvarsha’ has been mentioned in
which of the following book?
(a) Ashtadhyayi (b) Arthashastra
(c) Arjabhattiyam (d) Acharanga Sutra
2. India is named as ‘Aryavarta’, due to
inhabitant of which of the following?
(a) Bharat (b) Dravida
(c) Aryan (d) Dushyant
3. Consider the following statements :
I. The naming of India has been done,
after the name of one of the major
Jana ‘Bharat’ of Rigvedic period.
II. India is said to be one of the part of
Jambu Dweepa.
Select the correct answer using the
code below.
(a) Only I
(b) Only II
(c) Both I and II
(d) Neither I nor II
4. Who is called the ‘Father of Indian
Archaeology’? [MPPSC 2017]
(a) Alexander Cunningham
(b) John Marshall
(c) Mortimer Wheeler
(d) James Prinsep
5. Epigraphy is [SSC CPO 2003]
(a) the study of inscriptions.
(b) a graphical map.
(c) the detection of epics.
(d) the study of epics.
6. Most of important salient features of
inscription are
(a) they are free from interpolation.
(b) found at every place.
(c) early to study them.
(d) All of the above
7. Which of the following fall in the
category of commercial inscription?
(a) Junagarh
(b) Aihole
(c) Gwalior
(d) Seal of Indus Valley
8. ……… was an early example of an
inscription written in Sanskrit.
(a) Uttar Merur (b) Gwalior
(c) Aihole (d) Junagarh Rock
9. The Lumbini pillar inscription of Ashoka
is a
(a) royal commemorative inscription
(b) donative inscription
(c) dedicative inscription
(d) votive inscription
10. Which of the following is not correctly
Inscription Ruler
(a) Hathigumpha – Kharavela
(b) Devpada – Yashodharman
(c) Prayaga Prashasti – Samudragupta
(d) Nasik Inscription – Gautamiputra
11. Match the following.
List I List II
A. Allahabad
1. Depicts of
Samudragupta’s victory
over Hunas.
B. Aihole
2. Belongs to the period
of Chandragupta
C. Bhitari
3. Describes about
D. Udaigiri
4. Depicts the name
(a) 3 1 4 2 (b) 3 4 1 2
(c) 1 2 3 4 (d) 2 4 1 3
12. Kharosthi script was widely used in
which region?
(a) North-Western (Pakistan)
(b) Eastern India
(c) Southern India
(d) Central India
13. Which one of the following scripts of
ancient India was written from right to
left? [IAS (Pre) 1997]
(a) Brahmi (b) Nandnagari
(c) Sharada (d) Kharosthi
14. Who deciphered the Brahmi and
Kharosthi scripts? [CDS 2018]
(a) Piyadassi (b) Colin Mackenzie
(c) Alexander Conningham
(d) James Prinsep

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